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Benjamin C. Woods was born on September 28, 1935 a native of New Bern, North Carolina to the late Mary Ann Carter and late Curtis R. Woods.
Benjamin·graduated from West Street High School in New Bern, North Carolina; received his early Christian training at Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Chur h and was a member there until he moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1953. Benjamin joined the First A.M.E. Zion Church under the pastorate of Dr.. William Orlando Carrington in 1962. He was a Class Leader for Class #17 & #18; and was a member of the Steward Department where he served as General Claims Secretary. He was a member of the North Carolina Club and enjoyed singing with the Male Choir.
Benjamin graduated from Heffley and Browne Business College and New York City Community College, majoring in Business Administration. He retired in 1998 as a Full Charge Bookkeeper from a major wholesale manufacturer.
Benjamin fraternal affiliations: Waswith the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. He serves as Permanent Secretary of Faith Lodge #11784; Grand Secretary of Past Grand Master Council No. 1 and a member of the Three Link Marching Club Of Brooklyn.
Trust Him, He is ever faithful; Trust Him, for His will is best; Trust Him, for the Heart of Jesus Is the only place of rest.
Trust Him, then, through doubts and sunshine, All thy cares upon Him cast,
Till the storm of life is over And the trusting days are past.
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